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The Company:

A large holding company

The Role:

The Director, will act as the shareholder representative on the various boards and committees in line with respective DOAs. He/she will be responsible for overseeing the strategic and business planning efforts across portfolio companies. Additionally, the Director, will also oversee the performance management process of the portfolio Companies.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Set overall strategy in coordination with IC and ExCom
  • Represent the shareholder on the various boards and committees, as required
  • Work closely with portfolio company CEOs and management teams to ensure setting and articulating their strategies, developing their business plans, and setting and tracking business performance KPIs
  • Identify and assess strategic opportunities (including acquisitions and exits) and new platform opportunities
  • Coordinate with portfolio management on potential investment and divestment opportunities
  • Present feasible opportunities to ExCom and/or Investment Committee for endorsement if required.
  • Provide strategic perspective to portfolio company management on challenges faced by them
  • Oversee the setting of KPIs and targets in coordination with portfolio companies’ management
  • Oversee the implementation of remedial action plans by the portfolio companies’ management teams
  • Undertake special assignments as requested by the ExCom
  • Oversee the handover process of portfolio companies from the accross various platforms


Qualifications & Desired Skills:

  • 15+ years of experience in corporate development, investment banking, private equity investments, management consulting or corporate strategy in a leading international organization.
  • Ports & Logistics industry experience is a must
  • Experience with a leading investment company is preferred
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent strategic thinking capability
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Expertise in a variety of strategic frameworks, concepts, practices, and processes
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Exposure and understanding of the MENA market
  • Excellent commercial aptitude and negotiation skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time
  • Willing to travel, as required
  • Core Competencies
  • Strategic thinking and planning skills
  • Excellent communication, written and verbal skills in English: Arabic is considered as an added advantage
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines
  • Excellent knowledge of the company business and operations
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Time management
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Multitasking skills
  • Alertness & attention to details
  • Handles ambiguity, diplomatically & influentially
  • Ability to work in fast‐paced environment
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Flexibility
  • Positive attitude
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of finance and accounting concepts
  • Excellent analytical, quantitative and modeling skills
  • Excellent market / sector-focused knowledge, ability to analyse in depth competitive landscape, business models and value chains. Broad experience related to aspects of commercial operations, corporate governance, etc.
  • Able to accurately analyse and form succinct conclusions from complex data sets • Exposure and understanding

This role is based out of Sharjah

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